This year I decided to skip Easter – meaning I am not visiting my family or friends, just work and school projects all weekend. It may sound somehow sad but it is just what I need now, few extra days to finish school stuff so I can fully enjoy rest of the spring stress free. But I know most of the people are celebrating some way this holiday and as I know many of you are having brunch or two this weekend, I wanted to share few brunch photos from Easter few years a go. It is long time ago we had the brunch in these pictures, but still the menu looks good and is something I could redo any day. I hope you get idea or two from this, and you have a delicious Easter!
Banana pancakes works always and is so super easy to do. And they also work for strict diets as this is gluten and dairy free. You need for 8 pancakes 1 banana, 1 egg , 0,5 dl dark whole grain rice flour and a pinch of cinnamon and vanilla. Mix all ingredients and fry few minutes from both sides. I use coconut oil when frying pancakes but you can use also butter.
Add in a class home made granola, natural yogurt and mango puree. Fresh and simple!
Fresh fruits are a must in a brunch, just remember to buy the fruits early enough so they are ready. Nobody wants to eat raw melon and passion fruit.
I remember I baked the bread and the croissants for the brunch myself, but if you feel lazy just get some ready ones and warm them up in the oven so they feel fresh. Also toasts would work well in a brunch as well as banana bread. The croissants I had filled with cheese and Nutella before baking them in the oven and for the bread we had different toppings so everyone could choose their favorites.
I had normal eggs which I dyed with onion skins, but also quail eggs work perfect in a Easter brunch. Just remember to tell everyone if the eggs are 5 or 7 minute eggs so nobody gets a messy surprise!
We had all kind of different toppings for the pancakes, such as berries, coconut flakes and maple syrup.
You can see little from the corner of the picture the oven baked eggs in muffin cups. I filled the cups with different ingredients such as cheese, ham and veggies and then added the egg in the top with little salt and pepper. Bake in the oven until the eggs look ready and enjoy straight from the cup with a spoon. Now I would probably skip these and make something similar from avocado and eggs in the oven.
I had baked cantuccini biscuits the day before (recipe coming later also here) and they worked so good together with fresh coffee. We served espresso, but as I have milk frother we did cappuccinos also. And of course we had some juice and sparkling wine as brunch with out booze is just a sad late breakfast!
And there is no Easter brunch with out chocolate eggs! I spread these beautiful small chocolate eggs all around the table and trust me, they we all gone by the end of the brunch.
Enjoy the holidays,